ISLAMABAD - Cautioning India to draw the right lessons from recent crisis with Pakistan, the notable American news service, Bloomberg, said, as elections are approaching, “the great temptation” for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to “inflame the country’s mood of militant nationalism.”
In its editorial link, Bloomberg warned that this exploitation of the situation “might pay short-term electoral dividends, but it would not serve Modi’s long-term interests, much less his country’s.”
The editorial reminded that during the current tensions, “strategically, things haven’t changed to India’s advantage.” Moreover, it forewarned India against the danger of events spiraling out of control.
Risk is heightened not by India’s strength but by its weakness, which arises from the country’s political and sectarian divides
It said this risk is heightened not by India’s strength but by its weakness, which arises from the country’s political and sectarian divides.
Urging the Indian PM to positively respond to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan’s offer of talks, to promote peace in the region, the editorial further noted that Modi should recognize that Kashmiris feel alienated and that many of their complaints are legitimate.
“India’s security presence in the state is oppressive and it ignores the resulting frustrations which can breed more suicide bombers as well as cost India some of the goodwill it has earned around the world,” the editorial read.